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Horton Hears a Who! (Blu-ray) (2009)

Hans Conreid  |  NR |  Blu-ray
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Hans Conreid
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, Original recording remastered, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002HQZX8O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,389 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Horton Hears a Who! (Blu-ray)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • In Search of Dr. Seuss: Kathy Najimy hosts a celebration of the author's life
  • "Butter Battle Book" and "Daisy-Head Mayzie": 2 additional animated Seuss stories:
  • You Can Hear Horton, Horton Can Hear You!: sing-along music video
  • Standard DVD of the film
  • Digital copy of the film (Windows Media only; download code expires 10/6/011)

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Horton Hears a Who! (Blu-ray)

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Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who is the 1970 animated classic based on the 1954 book of the elephant who is the only person who can hear the people of the tiny planet floating on a speck of dust. The Deluxe Edition is fully remastered and includes two features from the Best of Dr. Seuss: Butter Battle Book and Daisy-Head Mayzie.

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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A TRUE CLASSIC! June 16, 2008
20the Century Fox has just released a big-screen version of the Dr. Seuss classic Horton Hears a Who, but did you know the story actually made its debut on the small screen nearly 40 years ago? In 1970 the story came to TV in a half-hour animated special produced by legendary Warner Bros. director, Chuck Jones. Responsible for some of the best Bug Bunny cartoons ever produced, Jones was no stranger to the works of Theodor Geisel, AKA Dr. Seuss, having directed another Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas a few years earlier.

I recall watching the special when I was a kid but had nearly forgotten about it until Warner Bros. released the special on a brand new deluxe DVD that also features several other cartoon shorts based on Dr. Seuss' books. Horton is a friendly, imaginative elephant that is the only one who can hear the voices coming from a spec of dust, the tiny world of the Whos. Berated and made fun of by other inhabitants of the jungle, the courageous Horton protects the spec of dust with his own life, proclaiming, "A person is a person, no matter how small." While Horton is a fantastic children's fable it also offers a strong morale message of standing up for what you believe in, no matter what peer pressure you are under. I only hope the message is not lost in the big screen version. If nothing else, the film has made it possible that the original animated tale has been released on DVD, completely remastered and looking better than ever. The colors are bold and bright and it brought back great memories, as it has not been shown on TV in decades.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pay Attention... August 25, 2008
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I mistakenly purchased this DVD instead of the film version; I've seen these stories on televison before. At any rate, the older-style annimation suits the Seuss stories, and the three extra stories ('Maize-daisy','The Butter Battles' and 'Horton Hatches a Who') are well-worth my mistake. This is a fine and classic addition to a DVD library.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars See this movie with your children April 30, 2008
By Ayemen
Bond with your little ones as you relax with them to view this movie. The child in you will thank you for it. This is not a movie to see without children. Give the DVD as a gift to a little one but let the children enjoy it. Everyone is important, no matter how small is a message that sinks into you as you watch this movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horton Hears a Who February 15, 2009
Very funny movie, I prefer this older 1970's version of "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who" because of Hans Conrad's character voice talent. The extras of Dr Seuss' short films never get outdated. The Warner Bros. cartoon about Horton hatching an egg was the funniest and is worth checking out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's Dr. Seuss.... March 30, 2008
By Amy D.
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I remember this from when I was a child, and wanted to see the original again before the new animation comes out. It was the same animation I recall (the Deluxe DVD Edition). I had forgotten the details of the story - I remember "we're here, we're here, we're here!!". And then I was fascinated that one reviewer thought this was an anti-abortion message.... So, with that review in mind, I watched, and I can see WHY someone might interpret it that way, but certainly not a child who knows nothing about such things. From a child's perspective (and my memory as the youngest in the family) it's more a message of "hey don't forget about me", and the kind people like Horton who stick up for the little guy against overwhelming odds. (I just read What Is the What (Vintage) - and trust me, there are whole generations all over the world being slaughtered while the rest of the planet just shrugs.) So, anti-abortion? There are so many other interpretations.

Meanwhile, another reviewer was shocked at the fish in another of the cartoons on the DVD taking out a revolver and shooting himself in the head... Ever seen Roadrunner / Coyote cartoons where they constantly blow each other up? If you really consider what they're doing, it's really quite violent. Remember the rhyme "..I don't know why she swallowed the fly.. perhaps she'll die..."? I overheard a mother reading a sample of that to her daughter in a bookstore, and put it aside saying it was "sick". Read any Brothers Grimm? Hopefully children will not take these things literally because they don't have the context of an adult... hopefully.

This is a classic Seuss story with his usual moral message.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real Big March 22, 2014
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The movie is wonderful for my granddaughter. The characters are real funny to her and friends. Repeat watcher always
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4.0 out of 5 stars 3 Year Old's Delight February 25, 2014
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My three year old grandson loved it. Each episode was well done. gives peace and tolerance a chance, at least to be talked about
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5.0 out of 5 stars Horton Hears A Who January 9, 2014
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This is great. VERY old school, but my grandson LOVED it. Would recomend it to just about anybody with a small toddler.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I thought
I thought I was getting the new movie. Instead it was the cartoon version that's only 25 minutes. Guess I should have read the description better.
Published 13 days ago by Shay
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 26 days ago by rachel summers
5.0 out of 5 stars and my summer school students loved watching!
This DVD arrived in the mail in a timely manner, works perfectly, and my summer school students loved watching!
Published 1 month ago by Anna
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality
Given as a gift. DVD was in perfect condition, plays perfectly. Very satisfied with the purchase, with the product, with the shipping.
Published 1 month ago by TooToot
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Product received as advertised would do business with seller again, Thanks
Published 1 month ago by Samone C
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased.
Arrived as promised. Very pleased.
Published 2 months ago by gamv1
4.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD with one exception
My 6 year old loves Dr. Suess and all the bonus features, however I think the footage of the Nazis marching and all the talk about Hitler in the documentary "In search of Dr. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Bob Garrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Horton Hears a Who
Bought for my grand children. They love it and play it often. Very cute story. My grandbabies are two and four and both watched it over and over.
Published 10 months ago by jeanieb
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Memories.
I live in a different state than my Grandchildren do. I happened to find 2 stuffed blue elephants at a Department Store and I wanted a DVD to go along with them. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Gammajj
5.0 out of 5 stars The best version !
Love the original! True to the book without the hype of the remake. Proves just how far ahead of his time Dr. Seuss was. Read more
Published 19 months ago by L. Kuehnle
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